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Adaptive3D relocates Texas HQ to Richardson Innovation Quarter

The new Richardson IQ space is 4x the size of the company's current Plano headquarters

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Adaptive3D, a leading provider of elastomeric solutions for additive manufacturing and a wholly owned subsidiary of Desktop Metal, is set to relocate its Plano headquarters to Richardson, Texas – quadrupling its available space for manufacturing more of the company’s innovative materials. The new 20,000-square-foot headquarters will be located at 1122 Alma Road in the Richardson Innovation Quarter – also known as the Richardson IQ or The IQ – a 1,200-acre urban district that serves as the city’s living laboratory for big ideas and groundbreaking technology within Texas’ premier tech hub.

Adaptive3D relocates Texas HQ to Richardson Innovation Quarter. The new Richardson IQ space is 4x the size of the company's Plano HQ.

The move, which will allow a large deployment of ETEC Xtreme 8K 3D printers to support demand for customer benchmarks and mid-volume manufacturing, is slated for mid-September. The new capacity will enable Adaptive3D to support the development of, and market interest in, DuraChain materials – an all-new category of 3D printable resins that delivers two-part materials properties and durability in a single long-lasting vat of resin.

“The entire Desktop Metal family is delighted for Adaptive3D to be moving into the high-tech Richardson Innovation Quarter in partnership with the City of Richardson and The University of Texas at Dallas,” said Dr. Walter Voit, Founder, and CEO of Adaptive3D and an Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at UT Dallas. “This new facility gives our team the capacity to serve customers more effectively around the world – customers who need our DuraChain resins to make their products stronger, lighter, greener, and more functional. It also positions us to take advantage of the incredible intellectual ecosystem of Richardson to help pioneer the next generations of manufactured goods and products.”

“We are excited to welcome Adaptive3D to Richardson,” said Richardson Mayor, Paul Voelker. “The innovative technology that Adaptive 3D provides to companies around the world is another example of the Richardson IQ’s role as the leading tech hub in Texas. This move also signals the strength and importance of partnerships with key academic institutions like UT Dallas and the role they play in fostering the collaborative creation of future-ready technologies within The IQ.”

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